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Mission: Impossible Director Christopher McQuarrie Turned Down DC Projects to Stay With Franchise

January 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Mission: Impossible Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

As previously reported, filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie has signed on to direct the next two films in the Mission: Impossible series. Additionally, McQuarrie turned down the opportunity to direct some other major projects, including ones for the DC Universe for Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. tried to court McQuarrie to direct some DC project.

The report does not specify which DCEU projects McQuarrie was offered. At one point, Tom Cruise was rumored to have been in the running for the role of Hal Jordan for Green Lantern Corps., but he reportedly turned the role down.

Ultimately, McQuarrie opted to take a breather and stay along with his longtime friend and filmmaking partner, Tom Cruise. McQuarrie also wrote and produced Cruise’s film, Valkyrie, and he wrote Cruise’s 2014 film Edge of Tomorrow. Fallout was the third time McQuarrie has directed a film starring Cruise.

The next two Mission: Impossible movies will reportedly be filmed back-to-back. They do not yet have any official release dates. Last year’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout made $220 million domestically and $791 million worldwide.